Wednesday, March 25, 2009

A Blue And White Auction



While still a bit chilly here in our nation's capital, the Spring trees are beginning their glorious blooming. There is no place prettier then Spring in DC. With that in mind we need to look too bright blues and whites for an auction theme.

Starting tomorrow Alex Cooper Auction's in Baltimore begin their exhibition hours for their Spring auction starting on Sunday, March 29th. The catalogue for the auction is viewable online and goes on for 91 pages. For our purposes I'm limiting myself to pieces in the blue and white vein.

Blue and White is both classic and yet always fresh. It just always looks good, especially when thrown all together in a mishmash of expertly placed vignettes. From the Chinese to the English to the Lowlanders, the prices are right and the look timeless.

Let's see what is on sale and remember you can buy online live. Don't forget the buyers premium. I've had trouble finding the amount of the premium on their website. Not a good thing, plus there is Maryland's 6% sales tax. They should post this openly. Last time I covered an auction of their's I could also not find results. All this leaves me with doubt, but I decided to give them one more try. I will forward this post to their blog.

Okay lets look.

Lot# 276 TWO STAFFORDSHIRE HISTORIC BLUE TRANSFER PLATES

Two Staffordshire Historic Blue transferware plates with Boston State House images, first quarter-19th century; one impressed "Rogers," 9 3/4 in. Diam.

Condition
staining on verso, scratches, age appropriate wear, submit inquiry for further details

Low Estimate: 400

High Estimate: 600



Lot# 266 JAPANESE IMARI PORCELAIN CHARGER

Japanese Imari porcelain charger, mid 19th century; blue and white vignettes on cracked ice background, 18 in. Diam.

Condition
submit inquiry

Low Estimate: 200

High Estimate: 300



Lot# 236 ENGLISH IRONSTONE WASH BASIN AND BUTTER PAT

English blue transferware ironstone wash basin; together with an English brown transferware ironstone butter pat, fourth quarter-19th century; wash basin: 4 1/2 in. H., 13 in. Diam.; butter pat: 3 1/2 in. Diam.

Condition
wash basin - base damage and restoration, stains, scratches; butter pat - stains, wear, submit inquiry for further details

Low Estimate: 100

High Estimate: 150



Lot# 229 CHINESE EXPORT BLUE AND WHITE VASE AND JAR

Chinese Export blue and white porcelain covered baluster vase and similar ginger jar, fourth quarter-19th century; 1) covered jar: 17 1/2 in. H., 8 in. Diam.; 2) ginger jar: 8 1/2 in. H., 6 in. Diam.

Condition
covered jar: lid and rim chips, staining, cracquelure; ginger jar: married lid, fire flaws, submit inquiry for further details

Low Estimate: 150

High Estimate: 250



Lot# 215 ENGLISH HISTORIC BLUE STAFFORDSHIRE PLATTER

English historic blue Staffordshire transferware platter: "Teresa Pansa and the Messenger," possibly Clews or Enoch Woods, first quarter-19th century; 14 1/2 x 12 in.

Condition
hole filled and repaired, scratches, heavy staining underneath, wear, submit inquiry for further details

Low Estimate: 100

High Estimate: 200



Lot# 214 ENGLISH IRONSTONE UNDERPLATE

English blue transferware ironstone reticulated underplate in the "Oriental" pattern, marked "S.A. & Co.," circa 1850; 11 x 10 1/2 in.

Condition
scratches, edge restoration, age appropriate wear, submit inquiry for further details

Low Estimate: 100

High Estimate: 200



Lot# 140 CHINESE EXPORT BLUE AND WHITE PORCELAIN BOWL

Chinese Export blue and white porcelain bowl for the Persian market, circa 1840; 4 in. H., 10 in. Diam.

Condition
Enamel wear, fire flaws, submit inquiry for further details

Low Estimate: 250

High Estimate: 400



Lot# 30 HUBAUDIERE QUIMPER BULB POT

Hubaudiere Quimper figural decorated faience bulb pot; strap handles, vignettes of musical instruments and peasants, 3 3/4 in. H., 8 3/4 in. W.

Condition
rim damaged and restored, glaze loss, submit inquiry for further details

Low Estimate: 100

High Estimate: 150



Lot# 134 FIVE CHINESE EXPORT PORCELAIN ARTICLES

Five Chinese Export blue and white porcelain plates and bowls in the "Washington Urn" pattern, for the American Market, circa 1800; comprising pair of soup bowls, pair of dessert bowls and a saucer, gilt acanthus and geometric border, 9 3/4 in. Diam. of largest

Condition
one soup bowl with rim repair, one dessert bowl with rim chip, other with rim repair, saucer broken and repaired, all with enamel wear, submit inquiry for further details

Low Estimate: 400

High Estimate: 600



Lot# 6 ENGLISH FLOW BLUE SAUCE TUREEN AND LADLE

English flow blue transfer decorated china covered sauce tureen with ladle in the "Abbot" pattern, John Maddock & Sons, fourth quarter-19th century; 5 3/4 in. H., 8 1/2 in. L.

Condition
staining, age appropriate wear, submit inquiry for further details

Low Estimate: 70

High Estimate: 125